So I just got a backwards compatible PS3, and it's hooked up to my HDTV with an HDMI cable. When I put in PS1 games, they run fine. But whenever I put in a PS2 game, they always appear off-center or warped on the screen in some kind of way. Let me explain. When the PS3 loads the PS2 disk, my tv goes to a blue screen for a second where it says "No Signal", then an image comes back to the screen and the PS2 game loads. However, every single time it loads there's some kind of static effect on the tv for a split second before the image appears off-center. For example, what is supposed to be at the top of the screen is in the center, and the bottom runs off the bottom back onto the top, so the image is split in half, with the top half on the bottom, and the bottom half on the top. Something like this always happens, so the picture is never portrayed correctly.
Now, the weird thing is that I can get it to look how it's supposed to just by changing the input on my tv to something else for a second, and then switching back to HDMI (I guess it reloads the image and projects it the way it's supposed to). Even though I can correct it, though, it's annoying to have to do this. Also, when playing a game, it may or may not randomly turn the smoothing off so the image looks sloppy. That also happens sometimes when I press the home button. These things are also fixable by changing the input and back, but once again that is annoying to constantly have to do.
So is this a problem that everyone has with PS2 games on an HDTV, or is my cable just a bad cable? Because everything else works fine. PS3 games look beautiful and run how they're supposed to, and PS1 games, though sometimes not pretty to look at, run right. PS2 games look great when the smoothing is working and they run fine, but the image always gets messed up somehow and I can't think of any cause to it besides my HDMI cable or even my tv itself, though I doubt it's that. Any help would be much appreciated, because I only want to spend on a new cable if I really need to. Thanks.